WE Rolling Out Four New Shows


WE: Women’s Entertainment is adding four new series to its schedule during the second half of 2005: three original productions and a British import.

These shows will join returning shows McLeod’s Daughters, Bridezillas, Full Frontal Fashion and Single in the City, with the latter this time tracking real-life romantic escapades and intrigue in Atlanta, as the women’s-targeted service expands its series offerings.

One-hour drama Cutting Edge, bowing in July, comes to WE from BBC Worldwide. The show centers of the lives of two sisters who run rival beauty salons in Manchester, England. Things really get heated over the 13-episode first season when they share a passion for something else, network officials said.

WE’s new originals roll in this September with Kiss & Tell, which follows one-dozen men and women on the single circuit in New York, from a downtown bartender to a Park Avenue princess. The network has ordered nine episodes.

The two others will debut in December: Daddy’s Little (Spoiled) Girl, looking at what extravagances fathers will lavish on their daughters; and The Secret Lives of Women, in which women break career barriers or overcome addictions like eating disorders and compulsive shopping.

The network has placed initial orders of eight installments apiece for these shows.